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Supply Management Lead

Auto req ID: 2128 
Title: Supply Management Lead 
Job Function: Materials and Procurement 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 

We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can’t do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?


The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Product Development Center (PDC) located in Wauwatosa, WI is home to the mantra – You dream it. We build it. Join our team as a  Supply Management Lead.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for supporting product development by executing purchasing activity, developing and implementing commodity strategies or managing supply chain. This position is responsible for negotiation, contract management and change management while measuring quality, cost, and delivery performance of all suppliers. Will work as an interface between the supply management process and various process areas within manufacturing.

Job Responsibilities
  • Demonstrates specialized depth and / or breadth of expertise in Developmental Purchasing, Indirect Procurement, Supply Chain, or Supply Base.
  • Impacts the achievement Developmental Purchasing, Indirect Procurement, Supply Chain, and Supply Base to drive results in Product Development and Manufacturing objectives. 
  • Resolves complex problems in Supply Management
  • Works independently, requiring guidance on only the most complex situations.
  • Leads others to solve complex problems in Supply Management using analytical thought, exercising judgment and identifying innovative solutions.
  • May lead functional teams or projects.
  • Communicates difficult concepts in Supply Management and negotiates with others to effectively influence as appropriate.
Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree Preferred
Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret internal and external business challenges and recommend best practices to improve Supply Management processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a group and / or team and provide guidance to other employees.


  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Motorcycle riding experience and knowledge in Harley-Davidson motorcycles and accessories.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 10 - 25% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country) 





Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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